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Re: [TowerTalk] Pull Rope in Conduits?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Pull Rope in Conduits?
From: K8RI on TT <>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:54:42 -0400
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On 10/24/2011 1:37 PM, Vincent Weal wrote:
> Do the sections have to be glued? There's no pressure on them and they
> usually have a pretty tight friction fit.

  I used to glue them, but found two things. The conduit needs some sort 
of lube to fully seat and at least with conduit I had no problems with 
water or roots. The glue served that purpose, but so does DC4 and 5 
compounds.  The much thinner wall sewer pipe might not be as forgiving.

I use 1/4" nylon rope twice as long as the run for a pull rope. The 
excess is coiled up in the box at either end so it can be pulled back 
for reuse.

I've used a"fish tape" to install the rope as I installed the sections 
and I've also used it where the overall run was short enough to reach 
all the way through with the fish tape. This is not always possible and 
you some times see junction boxes or "pull boxes" installed in longer 
runs or runs that are not straight. Runs 150' long takes a big fish tape 
and that can be work although pulling that little pull rope through 150' 
of sufficiently sized conduit should take little effort.


Roger (K8RI)
> 73, Vince K4JC
> On Oct 24, 2011, at 10:51 AM, "Steve Jones"<>  wrote:
>> I'm about to place a number of 150' Sched 40 PVC conduits between my
>> shack
>> and new tower.   I want to end up with small 200 lb. stength nylon
>> twine in
>> each conduit, then use that small twine to pull through a larger
>> 1/4" nylon
>> rope for the actual cable pulls.
>> Should I use a fish tape to pull through the small twine as I glue
>> on each
>> additional section of conduit?  I'm concerned about the PVC cement
>> sticking
>> to the nylon twine.  Or is there an easy way to install the small
>> twine
>> after a whole 150' run of conduit is completely glued together?
>> 73,
>> Steve
>> N6SJ
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